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Former Senator wishes Ottawa good luck against “those cocky arrogant N.Y. Rangers”

Apr 12, 2012, 11:09 AM EDT

Through 515 career games, former NHLer Andre Roy picked his fair share of fights — he racked up 1169 PIM and once fought 17 times in a single season.

Now, Roy is picking another kind of fight — but this time it’s on the Twitter machine.

The former Ottawa Senator and occasional RDS contributor decided to stir the pot on Wednesday by sending out this tweet to the masses:


Roy’s affinity for the Sens is understandable, as he spent tw0-and-a-half seasons in the Canadian capital, scoring his first goal and playing his first postseason game there.

But his issues with the Rangers are strange, especially given his ties to John Tortorella.

Torts used the “one-dimensional battleship” (term coined by Dean Lombardi) extensively throughout the Lightning’s 2004 Stanley Cup, playing Roy in 21 of 23 games, to which Roy responded by scoring his first and only playoff goal.

Of course, Torts and Roy didn’t always get along…

Don’t think it was long after that the throat slash gesture was run out of hockey.

  1. biffnasty - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:24 AM

    Who is this guy and why did he do?

    • Josh. - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:11 PM

      He played in the NHL. So when he says something, it matters more than biffnasty from the internet.

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Andre Roy. Long time. No see. Guess he wants his last time in the spotlight.

  3. jkay1818 - Apr 12, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    the rangers are cocky but in his tweet the senators already beat them…and the series didnt even start.
    i would have to disagree with the statement the rangers are cocky. You dont hear too much out of them and although racking up 109 points, they are still a blue collar team pretty much.

  4. pastabelly - Apr 12, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    The Rangers could be the least obnoxious professional sports team in NYC and Tortorella is outspoken, but refreshing. If I’m rooting for the Rangers to lose, it’s only for the benefit of bumping my team up the top seed.

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